The same photovoltaic systems that convert solar energy into electricity are becoming available as portable systems that you can carry wherever you want. The fixed solar systems have already dramatically transformed the whole idea of power generation, compared to the conventional fossil fuel generators. We now have access to systems that are silent, ecologically friendly, free from pollution and also free from emission gases. Being able to take them wherever you want means we are entering into an era of liberty and freedom that is without precedent.
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The possibilities for using portable solar system are limited only by our imagination. Whether it is a matter of a trip to the Amazon forest or an expedition to the desert, portable power systems bring creature comforts within reach at the end of each day. There is no longer any need to remain within connecting distance of the national electrical grid.
Convenience for the user as well as protection of the environment are both key characteristics of portable solar systems. They do not require fuel, pollute the air, need maintenance or make any noise. Large or small, they can be carried or transported using appropriate vehicles.
Portable solar power with storage batteries can therefore provide for all electrical requirements whether users are camping out in African game reserves or providing help to distant third world countries. Base camps can therefore be provided with all modern conveniences and information technology.
Portable solar power systems include all the components required for efficient power generation. Contemporary design and technology means that the panels, wiring, charge controllers and battery inverters are all packed into these compact units. At any time when the sun is shining, they can be switched on to generate instantly usable 120 volt A.C. power from solar radiation. With their battery backup systems, portable photovoltaic solar power systems have many benefits including of course electrical power in remote areas where there is no connection to the electrical grid.
The working design of solar power systems is surprisingly simple from the point of view of assembly and installation. Three fundamental operations need to take place: firstly, the conversion of sunlight into electricity by using photovoltaic panels; secondly, a charge controller handles this electricity to store it in a set of batteries; and thirdly, current is then drawn from the batteries by using inverters. Even better, if surplus power is generated, it can simply be stored in the batteries and released at a later date when required. That way, regulation AC electricity at 120 volts AC can be made available at any time.
You dont have to go to the Amazon rain forests to use a portable power supply. They are also available for homes, ranches and farms where they can power anything from blenders to pumps. The smaller portable solar power appliances can be carried in your truck or car to your holiday home or placed in recreational vehicles or boats. In short they can be made available for any site, which has not yet been equipped with access to the national electricity grid.
Protons from sunlight are absorbed by the solar cells in portable solar generators just as they are in fixed solar generators. This provides the energy to generate power. Thus apart from the fact that fixed power generators cannot be moved and portable power generators can accompany the user wherever they want to go, in terms of solar power generation the principle is identical.
Generators using conventional, fossil-fuel energy sources such as propane and diesel, may see their days being numbered. Solar powered generators are fast replacing these rapidly aging machines wherever the use of clean, renewable and zero-cost energy has been recognized as a significant advantage.
Portable power systems have a number of important advantages. To make best use of these requires simply knowledge of how to set up the system, and where to acquire the parts inexpensively. In addition, it is possible to obtain batteries for free, as well as information for how to wire the system and which safety precautions must be observed. This knowledge can allow you to install your solar power system effectively and quickly so as to reap the benefits of clean, renewable and inexpensive power generation.
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